NUIG 122-19, Postdoctoral Researcher – ImmunoCell, Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering and Informatics and Anatomy, School of Medicine

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time, fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher on an innovative project to develop an advanced treatment strategy for ovarian cancer. The appointed researcher will be based in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Anatomy, School of Medicine at the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG). This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland Technology Innovation Development Award (TIDA) and is available from 18th August 2019 to contract end date 31st December 2019 with the possibility of an extension.

 

This position relates to the development of a novel medical device that will provide physicians and patients superior localised delivery of immunotherapies for the treatment of ovarian cancer. The ideal applicant must have a strong interest in innovation and entrepreneurship and in the translation of new technologies to market and ultimately, to the clinic.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join a dynamic and motivated team developing an advanced treatment strategy for ovarian cancer. The candidate will be involved in designing, developing and validating prototypes in a fast-paced environment. The candidate will be responsible for further development of these prototypes including in vitro and in vivo validation of the device. In addition to working closely with other members of the team, they will also engage with suppliers and external firms to collaboratively establish a prototype medical device.

Closing Date: Friday, 28 Jun 2019

Application: NUIG 122-19, Postdoctoral Researcher – ImmunoCell

NUIG 125-19, Research Assistant, EU Interreg Atlantic KET Med Project, School of Physics

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time fixed term position as a Research Assistant working on the Atlantic KET Med (AKM) Project, in the School of Physics, at the National University of Ireland, Galway.   

 Atlantic KET Med aims to establish a transnational advanced pilot manufacturing ecosystem for future biomedical products.Atlantic KET Med (AKM) is bringing new, high tech, pilot production capacity to the EU Atlantic Area in support of SMEs and Start-ups using the Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) to produce Next Generation medical devices. Visit https://atlantic-ketmed.eu

 This position is funded by the EU Interreg Atlantic Area through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF),and is available from 1st July to project end date of 31st October 2020.

 Job Description:

The successful candidate will:

  • ·         Contribute to the installation of the Laser Enabled Printed Electronics and Printed Biomaterials Manufacturing Test-bed.
  • ·         Contribute to the development of the wound care research theme that is underway within with NUI Galway and the EU Interreg Atlantic KET MED project.
  • ·         Develop procedures and case studies according to the needs of the EU Interreg Atlantic KET MED project.
  • ·         Undertake measurements of wounds in a clinical setting which will inform the development of the infrastructure and research programmes on wound care at NUI Galway.

 

Duties:

  • ·         Work as part of a team on developing the Laser Enabled Printed Electronics and Printed Biomaterials Manufacturing Test-bed.
  • ·         Undertake laboratory work and write up procedures for doing same.
  • ·         Contribute to the development of research papers and other outputs.
  • ·         Support other researchers by transferring research know-how and skills.
  • ·         Present work on a weekly basis to colleagues inside and outside the University.
  • ·         Travel as part of a team to support other partners in the AtlanticKET Med project.

 Qualifications/Skills required:

 Essential Requirements

•     BSc in in Applied Biology & Biopharmaceutical Science or related discipline.

•     Experience of performing clinical research.

•     Experience of working as part of a University research team.

•     Demonstrable understanding of challenges in the care of chronic wounds.

•     Demonstrable ideas for how future wound dressings can improve the treatment of

chronic wounds.

Desirable Requirements:

•     MSc in Clinical Research or related discipline

•     Experience of working in industry.

•     Experience of interacting with patient fora.

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

Salary:            €22,110 to €34,612 per annum

Start date:      Position is available from 1st August, 2019

 

 

 

 

Closing Date: Friday, 05 Jul 2019

Application: NUIG 125-19, Research Assistant, School of Physics

NUIG 090-19, Postdoctoral Researcher, The Impact of International Star Scientists on Irish Science, Whitaker Institute for Innovation and Societal Change, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, specific purpose contract at the level of Postdoctoral Researcher at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The successful candidate will be part of the project team on a project entitled The Impact of International Star Scientists on Irish Science.  The project is funded under Science Foundation Ireland’s Science Policy Research Programme. This position is available from September 2019 for circa 2 years with the possibility of extension subject to project success and funding acquisition.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will work in a team of postdoctoral researchers and PhD students under the supervision of Professor John McHale. The team’s research focus will be the study of the recruitment of star scientists on the performance of Irish science. Comparisons with other high-income small open economies will also be undertaken. Among the outcomes of interest are the direct effects of the star on institutional performance, indirect effects on the productivity of colleagues, implications for subsequent recruitment, and impacts on collaboration patterns. The implications of the findings for the development of Irish science research policy will be explored. 

 

Applicants must have excellent econometric/statistical skills and experience working with large datasets.  Experience with using text analytics to develop datasets based on text records would be a strong advantage. The successful candidate will be expected to assist in the overall management of the programme. 

 

Duties:

  • Assembly of datasets
  • Econometric/statistical analysis of datasets
  • Writing research papers for publication in top-level outlets
  • Writing funding proposals
  • Contribute to programme management

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in economics, statistics or other relevant discipline
  • Record of publication in economics, research policy or related disciplines
    • Evidence of excellent econometric/statistical skills
    • Demonstrable experience working with large datasets
    • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written
    • Evidence of research project management
    • Strong coordination, organisational and management skills
    • Be a motivated self-starter, as well as being focused and exacting in their work ethic.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience with text analytics and related technologies
  • Good record of service to, and participation in, the academic community.
  • Good dissemination skills targeting non-academic audiences (industry-focused).
  • Track record of designing, developing and managing research projects
  • Supervision/co-supervision of post-graduate students.

 

Starting Salary: €37,223 - €39,530 per annum. 

Start date:  1st September 2019 (or the soonest possible date thereafter)

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.  Additional Opportunities for training may be available with international collaborators on this project.

 

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

 

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

 

Further information on Whitaker Institute can be found at http://whitakerinstitute.ie/

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor John McHale, National University of Ireland Galway – john.mchale@nuigalway.ie (Tel. 091 494076)

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Jason Harold: jason.harold@nuigalway.ie

 

Please put reference number NUIG 090-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Friday, 21st June 2019.

 

Interviews are planned to be held early July 2019.

 

 

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment.

 

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer

Closing Date: Friday, 21 Jun 2019

Application: NUIG 090-19, Postdoctoral Researcher

NUIG-100-19, Research Fellow – Mechanical Design of Microwave Ablation Catheter, Draíocht: A new approach to treatment of varicose veins, College of Engineering, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a part-time (2 days per week), fixed term position as a Senior Researcher Fellow working on the mechanical design of a microwave ablation catheter with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by the European Research Council and is available from May 2019 to the 1st Jan 2020.

 

Job Description:

This role will involve mechanical design and testing activities to support the development of an innovative microwave ablation catheter device for the treatment of varicose veins. The successful candidate will have the necessary experience in the field of medical device engineering to bring the project forward from initial concepts through to preclinical testing within the required timelines.

 

Duties:

  • Research design inputs and generate product specification for mechanical assemblies
  • Generate concepts and build prototype using CAD software and rapid prototyping equipment
  • Develop test methods and conduct all mechanical testing to characterise device performance
  • Plan and execute pre-clinical testing to demonstrate device safety and efficacy
  • Assist with building business case and pitching to investors

 

Qualifications:

 

Essential

  • A PhD in the field of medical device design and/or testing
  • Post-doctoral experience in medical device design and/or testing
  • Previous experience in catheter design for microwave ablation devices and system testing
  • Project management experience in the field of medical device design and development
  • Previous experience of planning and conducting preclinical testing for microwave ablation medical devices
  • Proficient in Solidworks (or similar) and numerical analysis software for mechanical and fluid flow analysis
  • Previous experience leading risk analysis and design review processes for medical devices
  • Previous experience of working within a ISO 13485 controlled environment to carry out product development

 

Desirable       

  • Five years or more medical device industry experience
  • Direct experience of mechanical design for microwave ablation systems
  • Experience of pitching to investors and developing business plans for a new medical device start company
  • Understanding of regulatory requirements and approval system for new medical devices

 

 

 

 

 

Salary: €53,776 - €65,424 pro rata per annum (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).  This is a part-time position at 40% commitment (0.4FTE).                   

 

Start date: Position is available from May 2019

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.  

 

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

 

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

 

For informal enquiries about this post, please contact Dr Martin O'Halloran (martin.ohalloran@nuigalway.ie).

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway.

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Dr. Martin O'Halloran (martin.ohalloran@nuigalway.ie)

 

Please put reference number NUIG-100-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 31st May 2019

 

 

 

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date: Friday, 31 May 2019

Application: NUIG-100-19, Research Fellow - Mechanical Design of Microwave Ablation Catheter

NUIG 097-19, Postdoctoral Researcher, Host-Parasite Interactions: Discovery of Immuno-Biotherapeutics, Applied Molecular Parasitology Laboratory (AMPL), School of Natural Sciences, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from outstanding and highly motivated candidates for a full time, fixed term position as Postdoctoral Researcher in the Applied Molecular Parasitology Laboratory (AMPL), Infection & Immunity Cluster, at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and is available for up to three years, beginning September 1st 2019, subject to an initial one-year probationary period. The successful candidate will be a member of a dynamic research team working on helminth parasites, principally Fasciola hepatica.

 

Elucidation of the molecular and immunological interplay between worm and host can teach us novel things about the immune system. Worm parasites are ‘master immune-regulators’ and hence, we can learn new ways to control and manipulate the immune system from them. Most importantly, we can discover parasite molecules that carry out the function of immune regulation and exploit these in the treatment or prevention of major immune-related disorders in humans, including Diabetes, Crohn’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).

 

With support from the European Research Council (ERC) and Horizon 2020 over the last five years we have made tremendous advances in understanding host-parasite interaction, principally by applying various –omic technologies to both parasite and host. The candidate will assess/screen proteins and glycan molecules that helminthsemploy to regulate and modulate the host immune system in pre-clinical rodent models for their therapeutic potential in the treatment of immune disorders and conditions. He/She will utilise the laboratory models and technologies available at the SFI-Research hubs at NUI Galway (CURAM and REMEDI) to define the mechanisms by which these molecules regulate cellular responses and pathways. Molecules with potential for the in vivo amelioration of major human immune-related diseases will be selected for future early-phase clinical trials.

 

 

Job Description:

The successful Postdoctoral Researcher will investigate molecules involved in host-parasite interaction, especially those that are involved in modulating host innate and adaptive immune responses. They will be responsible for bringing these forward into pre-clinical trials using laboratory models of immune-related disease.

 

 

Duties:

  • Be responsible for coordinating progress within the objectives, milestones and deliverables of the SFI-funded programme.
  • Conduct research independently under the supervision of the Director and collaboratively with laboratory, and national and international university and industrial collaborators.
  • Co-supervision of postgraduate and undergraduate students
  • Coordinate and perform a variety of independent tasks and team activities involved in the research collection, analysis, documentation and some interpretation of information/results.
  • Conduct literature and database searches and interpret and present the findings of the literature searches as appropriate.
  • Write up results from own research activity (e.g. as project report) for review by Director that could include preparing technical reports, conclusions and recommendations.
  • Contribute to the publication of findings and the writing of grant applications.
  • Provide input into the research project’s dissemination, in whatever form (report, papers, chapters, book) as directed by the Director/project manager. Authorship will be decided in line with guidelines such as the Vancouver Protocol, or similar authorship guidelines as appropriate.
  • Present on research progress and outcomes e.g. to bodies supervising research; stakeholder groups; other team members, as agreed with the Director/project manager.
  • Attend and contribute to relevant meetings/conferences.
  • Assist in analysis and interpretation of results of the general laboratory research.
  • Assist in the archiving of samples/reagents and keeping of records
  • Assist in the organisation of meetings, conferences, outreach programmes.

 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in Immunology, Parasitology, Infectious Diseases, or a closely related discipline.
  • Strong background in biochemistry, immunology, molecular biology or cell biology techniques.
  • Expertise in isolation of immune effector cells, in vitro cell culture and immuno-cellular assays
  • Expertise in flow cytometry, cytokine and antibody ELISA, immunoblotting.
  • Experience with animal models of infection
  • Knowledge and expertise in parasite immunology.
  • Computer skills including, Microsoft office package.
  • Ability to work and think independently.
  • Excellent team-worker.
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • High levels of initiative and motivation.
  • Ability to supervise and lead postgraduate and undergraduate students.
  • Track record of peer-reviewed publications in the field.

 

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Knowledge of glycomics, glycan structure and biochemistry.
  • Expertise in protein isolation and characterisation.
  • Experience in immuno-therapeutics discovery.

 

 

Salary range: €37,223 - €46,853 per annum

 

 

Start date: Position is available from September 2nd 2019.

 

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

 

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.  

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

 

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

 

 

To Apply:

 

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in Word or PDF only) to Prof. John P. Dalton at johnpius.dalton@nuigalway.ie

 

Please put reference number NUIG-97-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm (Irish Time) on Friday 21st June 2019.

 

 

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment

 

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer

Closing Date: Friday, 21 Jun 2019

Application: NUIG 097-19, Postdoctoral Researcher

NUIG 098-19, Postdoctoral Researcher, Host-Parasite Molecular/Biochemical Biology,Applied Molecular Parasitology Laboratory (AMPL), Infection & Immunity Cluster, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from outstanding and highly motivated candidates for a fixed term position as Postdoctoral Researcher in the Applied Molecular Parasitology Laboratory (AMPL), Infection & Immunity Cluster, at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and is available for up to three years, beginning September 2nd 2019, subject to an initial one-year probationary period. The successful candidate will be a member of a dynamic research team working on helminth parasites, principally Fasciola hepatica.

 

The successful candidate will be a member of a dynamic research team that will bring vaccines against the animal parasite Fasciola hepatica into field trials. The candidate with extend AMPL’s technical competence in vaccine discovery and implementation by adding expertise in gene cloning, biochemistry, and recombinant protein production, downstream isolation, and characterization.

 

With support from the European Research Council (ERC) and Horizon 2020 over the last five years we have made tremendous advances in understanding host-parasite interaction, principally by applying various –omic technologies to both parasite and host. The candidate will take advantage of this novel bank of information to discover new molecules that are essential to parasite survival in the host, most particularly in the first weeks of infection. They will clone and express these molecules in recombinant expression systems and bring take then forward into vaccine trials in farm animals to prevent infection before tissue damage occurs and to block transmission of disease to other animals.

 

 

Job Description:

The successful Postdoctoral Researcher will investigate molecules involved in host-parasite interaction, especially those that are involved in virulence, tissue invasion, and modulation of host innate and adaptive immune responses. With other team members and in collaboration with Teagasc, Athenry, they will be involved in bringing these forward into on-farm vaccine trials.

 

 

Duties:

  • Be responsible for coordinating progress within the objectives, milestones and deliverables of the SFI-funded programme.
  • Conduct research independently under the supervision of the Director and collaboratively with laboratory, and national and international university and industrial collaborators.
  • Co-supervision of postgraduate and undergraduate students
  • Coordinate and perform a variety of independent tasks and team activities involved in the research collection, analysis, documentation and some interpretation of information/results.
  • Conduct literature and database searches and interpret and present the findings of the literature searches as appropriate.
  • Write up results from own research activity (e.g. as project report) for review by Director that could include preparing technical reports, conclusions and recommendations.
  • Contribute to the publication of findings and the writing of grant applications.
  • Provide input into the research project’s dissemination, in whatever form (report, papers, chapters, book) as directed by the Director/project manager. Authorship will be decided in line with guidelines such as the Vancouver Protocol, or similar authorship guidelines as appropriate.
  • Present on research progress and outcomes e.g. to bodies supervising research; stakeholder groups; other team members, as agreed with the Director/project manager.
  • Attend and contribute to relevant meetings/conferences.
  • Assist in analysis and interpretation of results of the general laboratory research.
  • Assist in the archiving of samples/reagents and keeping of records
  • Assist in the organisation of meetings, conferences, outreach programmes.

 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or a closely related discipline.
  • Strong background in biochemistry, molecular biology or cell biology techniques.
  • Expertise in protein isolation and characterisation.
  • Knowledge and expertise in parasitology/infectious disease research.
  • Computer skills including, Microsoft office package.
  • Ability to work and think independently.
  • Excellent team-worker.
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • High levels of initiative and motivation.
  • Ability to supervise and lead postgraduate and undergraduate students.
  • Track record of peer-reviewed publications in the field.

 

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Specific expertise with recombinant protein production methods
  • Expertise in techniques for protein purification and characterisation
  • Knowledge of gene cloning, sequencing and characterisation
  • Knowledge of vaccinology (e.g. formulation, administration etc).
  • Ability to write research grants independently.

 

 

Salary range: €37,223 - €46,853 per annum             

 

 

Start date: Position is available from September 2nd 2019.

 

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

 

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.  

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

 

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

 

 

To Apply:

 

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in Word or PDF only) to Prof. John P. Dalton at johnpius.dalton@nuigalway.ie

 

Please put reference number NUIG-098-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm (Irish Time) on Friday 21st June 2019.

 

 

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment

 

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date: Friday, 21 Jun 2019

Application: NUIG 098-19, Postdoctoral Researcher

NUIG 102-19, Research Assistant/Postdoctoral Researcher in Computer Science and Simulation, Insight2 SFI Project: Updating Complex Systems Models in Dynamic Environments, NUI Galway

Research Assistant/Postdoctoral Researcher in Computer Science and Simulation

 Insight2 SFI Project: Updating Complex Systems Models in Dynamic Environments

School of Computer Science and Insight Centre for Data Analytics

College of Science and Engineering

NUI Galway

Ref. NUIG 102-19

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Research Engineer with the School of Computer Science and the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at the National University of Ireland Galway.

 

This one-year position is funded by the Science Foundation Ireland, and is available from August 2018 to contract end date of July 2019.

 

Infectious disease modelling has traditionally analyzed data after events occur, to inform on possible future transmission. However, with improvements in the speed and quality of health data collection, it is now feasible to conduct real-time quantitative situational assessments and, therefore, model the likely course of an emerging epidemic. This research aims to enhance the process of predicting disease outbreaks through the development of a predictive analytics testbed informed by three components: (1) Population Synthesis, involving the generation of individual population data based on census information, and anonymised individual data; (2) Learning algorithms, which will provide a mechanism to calibrate compartmental models based on real-time data; and, (3) Compartmental SEIR models, which capture core disease transmission dynamics and contacts between population cohorts, informed by published contact tracing patterns.

 

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will design and develop the testbed, based on system dynamics models of disease transmission, and calibrate these models using public health data sets.

 

Duties: The successful candidate will do be responsible for a range of project tasks, including:

  • Build and validate system dynamics models of infectious disease spread.
  • Implement population synthesis algorithms, in order to accurately represent individuals across spatial areas.
  • User interface design and validation with potential end-users in the public health area
  • Preparation and submission of journal articles to high-impact publication outlets.

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science / Simulation or related area, or B.Sc/MSc in Computer Science with a further 18-24 months experience as a software engineer.
  • Excellent knowledge of system dynamics modelling, with knowledge of modelling infectious diseases, model calibration techniques, and generation of synthetic data.
  • Evidence of excellent programming, data analytics and modelling skills, and familiarity with languages such as R, and visualisation tools including D3 and ggplot2
  • Experience of working on real-world modelling applications, ideally in the area of public health and a knowledge of key infectious diseases models (SIR, SEIR, Compartmental).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Knowledge of public health systems
  • Experience of web-based platforms such as NodeJS
  • Data analytics and machine learning skills (e.g. dplyr, tidyr, caret,  etc).

 

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post if appointed at the level of Research Assistant.

 

Salary range: €37,223 - €48,208 per annum – Postdoctoral Researcher level

                        €22,110 - €34,612 per annum - Research Assistant level

Start date: Position is available from August 2019.

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.  

 

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

 

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

 

Further information about Information Technology and Insight are available at:

 

http://www.it.nuigalway.ie

 

https://www.insight-centre.org

 

 

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in PDF only) to jim.duggan@nuigalway.ie

 

Please put reference number NUIG-102-19  in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Friday, 28th June 2019

 

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment

 

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date: Friday, 28 Jun 2019

Application: NUIG 102-19, Research Assistant/Postdoctoral Researcher

Clinical Research Nurse/Clinical Research Associate – MY COMRADE Plus project

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time (option is available to take on this role on a part time basis), fixed term position as a Clinical Research Nurse/Clinical Research Associate with the Primary Care Clinical Trials Network Ireland (PCCTNI) at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The research nurse will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, conductingthe MultimorbiditY COllaborative Medication Review And DEcision Making intervention (MY COMRADE). This position is funded by CHITIN (Cross border Healthcare Intervention Trials in Ireland Network) and is available from 8/07/2019 to 31/10/2020. The post holder will be based in Sligo Medical Academy, which is in Sligo University Hospital. The role will involve travel to GP practices in border counties, working closely with Prof Andrew Murphy, Dr Scott Walkin, and project manager, Dr Lisa Hynes.

 

Information on the HRB Primary Care Clinical Trials Network Ireland (CTNI)

 

The HRB Primary Care CTNI is a collaborative partnership that brings together key people in Ireland to run clinical trials in primary care. Working closely with the public, with patients, and with GPs and other healthcare professionals, the Network aims to improve individual patient health and health care by conducting high quality, internationally recognised, randomised trials in Irish primary care, addressing important and common problems.

 

Established in 2015 and funded for 5 years by the Health Research Board, the HRB Primary Care CTNI is a collaboration between researchers based at National University of Ireland Galway, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and Queen’s University Belfast. The Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) is the other key partner in the Network, with many GPs and other primary care health professionals engaged in research with the Network. A number of Irish and international partners are also part of the Network.

 

Network activities include i) providing access and support to those interested in conducting trials in Irish primary care, including industry sponsors ii) supporting multidisciplinary education, mainly through existing resources, for all those interested in primary care trials, and iii) supporting public and patient involvement in research. To date, we have over a hundred registered practices who are involved in 7 national and 4 international trials with close to 1000 patients recruited here in Ireland. We have hosted 3 national PPI conferences, 3 webinar series and have published in both peer-reviewed journals and other publications.

 

MY COMRADE Plus is a complex intervention to support GP decision-making in the management of medications for people living with multimorbidity. MY COMRADE Plus was developed by Dr. Carol Sinnott, based on over seven years of GP-led research in Ireland, and drawing on international literature and expertise. The principal intervention strategy is collaborative peer-supported medication review, with two GPs or a GP and a Practice-based Pharmacist reviewing the medications prescribed to a patient living with multimorbidity together. The objective of the current project is to conduct, on the island of Ireland, a pilot cluster randomised controlled trial of the MY COMRADE intervention, comparing intervention feasibility and outcomes when reviews are conducted by two GPs or a GP and a Practice-based Pharmacist.

 

Job Description:

The MY COMRADE Plus project is looking for a Clinical Research Nurse/Clinical Research Associate, with experience in primary care, to join our multi-disciplinary, cross-border research team! In this exciting and varied role, the Clinical Research Nurse/Clinical Research Associate will be involved in all day-to-day activities in the MY COMRADE Plus study, contributing to the delivery of the project and supporting GP practices to engage with and deliver the research intervention. They will be part of an expert and motivated team, including a post-doctoral researcher/project manager, principal investigator and GP fellow.  The role will involve setting up and supporting Primary Care research sites, and facilitating research delivery in a community setting.

 

The successful applicant will have experience in primary care, for example, as a practice nurse, pharmacist, or other allied healthcare professional, as well as experience or interest in primary care research.

 

A major aim of this study is to contribute to research capacity in Irish Primary Care. The Clinical Research Nurse/Clinical Research Associate will play a role in identifying and addressing practice and patient priorities and supporting capacity to address priorities using research. The Clinical Research Nurse/Clinical Research Associate will also have a role in working with the MY COMRADE Plus panel of public and patient partners who guide and inform the course of this project. This study is a partnership between NUI, Galway, the Sligo Medical Academy, Queens University Belfast and the Northern Ireland Clinical Research Network. Much of the practice contact and data collection activities will take place in the border region of the Republic of Ireland, so the Clinical Research Nurse/Clinical Research Associate will be based in Sligo Medical Academy in Sligo University Hospital, which is affiliated with NUI, Galway. Significant travel will be required throughout the project.

 

 

Duties:

  • ·         Assist with primary care practice and patient recruitment
  • ·         Develop and foster a strong working relationship with participating practices and patients
  • ·         Collect data from practices and patients
  • ·         Manage databases
  • ·         Contribute to primary care research capacity building work
  • ·         Attend meetings

 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Current registration with the appropriate governing body, e.g. An Bord Altranais in the case of a practice nurse

  • Successfully completed degree level or equivalent relevant education OR in the case of practice nurses, have completed the RCSI level 9 module for clinical research nurses (or equivalent)

  • Proven clinical skills

  • Strong interest in research

  • Good problem solving and organizational skills

  • Proven ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

    Good IT skills 

    Full driving licence and car

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in the field of clinical or translational research and/or other academic studies  Proven leadership and management skills

  • Certified Good Clinical Practice training

  • Strong computer skills, including MS Office applications

  • Excellent communication skills

     

 

Salary: €37,223 to €43,030 per annum (if role is taken on part time, salary will be pro rata)         

 

Start date: Position is available from 8th July 2019.

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.  

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

 

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

 

Further information about the PCCTNI is available at https://primarycaretrials.ie/, and information about NUIG School of Medicine, and Discipline of General Practice is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/medicine/

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Lisa Hynes, lisa.hynes@nuigalway.ie

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Breda Kelleher breda.kelleher@nuigalway.ie. In your cover letter, please state whether you would like to be considered for this position on a full time or part time basis.

 

Please put reference number NUIG-114-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Friday, 21st June 2019.

 

 

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment

 

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

 

Closing Date: Friday, 21 Jun 2019

Application: NUIG 114-19 Clinical Research Nurse/Clinical Research Associate – MY COMRADE Plu

NUIG 119-19, Research Innovation Out Lead, Health Innovation Hub Ireland, College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Research Innovation Out Lead within the School of Medicine at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by Enterprise Ireland and is available from 8th July 2019 to the 28th of February 2021.

 Job Description:

 Do you have a passion for innovation and want to work to improve our healthcare system for patients and healthcare workers?

 Health Innovation Hub Ireland (HIHI) is a new initiative which seeks to foster innovation from within the Irish health service. It also provides the healthcare/medtech industry with better access to the healthcare system to develop and test their technologies.

 HIHI has recently opened an office in Galway and is seeking candidates to lead their ‘Innovation Out of Healthcare’ activities at a national level. They will work closely with healthcare professionals from across a diverse range of disciplines to review, mentor and progress new projects based on unmet clinical needs. They will be a strategic thinker, capable of influencing key stakeholders to develop and execute the ‘Innovation Out’ programme to meet targets and deliver impact. Previous experience of the healthcare/medtech startup sector will be advantageous along with a firm understanding of the technical, commercial and clinical factors that may impact on the commercialisation of new solutions.

 This role offers an exciting opportunity for someone looking for a new challenge and to join a focused team working at the frontline of healthcare and medtech innovation. HIHI is a highly collaborative environment with team-members based in Galway, Cork and Dublin who work closely with HSE hospital groups (including the Saolta University Healthcare Group in the West) and community care services. Our stakeholders include Enterprise Ireland, the HSE, partner academic institutions, Clinical Research Facilities (CRFs), hospital groups, patient groups and industry. Further detail at www.hih.ie.

Closing Date: Friday, 28 Jun 2019

Application: NUIG 119-19, Research Innovation Out Lead

NUIG 123-19, Postdoctoral Researcher, NLP for Minority and Historical Languages on Cardamom Project, Data Science Institute, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a postdoctoral researcher with the Data Science Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by the Irish Research Council and is available from 1st September 2019 to contract end date 30 May 2021.

 

DSI incorporates the NUI Galway node of the nationwide Insight Centre for Data Analytics. DSI hosts more than 100 staff and has established itself as a top player worldwide in the areas of Semantic Web and Linked Data. It has successfully implemented a research strategy around the goal of “Enabling Networked Knowledge”, which aims at capitalizing on knowledge as the fuel for the digital service economy, by linking information and exploiting the resulting knowledge graphs as the basis for economic productivity. The institute performs fundamental and applied research in a range of research areas to enable this, including data streams and sensor networks, knowledge discovery, natural language processing, social semantics and social network analysis, among others. Research outcomes are applied in use cases across a range of domains, including eGovernment, financial services, manufacturing, eHealth and Life Sciences.

 

Job Description:

The Data Science Institute (DSI) at NUI Galway is inviting applications for the position of postdoctoral researcher for 2 years in the context of the Cardamom Project on “Comparative Deep Models of Language for Minority and Historical Languages.”

 

The position will be of interest to an early career researcher with experience of natural language processing technologies and its application to areas of digital humanities research. Excellent knowledge of the NLP domain and of state-of-the-art tools and techniques will be required, as well as experience in the development of lexicographic resources would be preferable. A good appreciation of current challenges and limitations of the field, as well as being able to envision opportunities and work collaboratively is key.

 

The researcher will be involved in leading the collection of resources for languages across four language families (Celtic, Germanic, Indic and Dravidian) and the construction of deep learning models over these resources. In addition, the researcher will be involved in the development of lexical resources for these languages, gamified language learning apps and historical analysis of these languages.

 

In addition, the postdoctoral researcher will be expected to take on other duties, which may include supervising students, writing proposal for EU and national calls and participating in industry projects related to the current research.

Closing Date: Friday, 28 Jun 2019

Application: NUIG 123-19, Postdoctoral Researcher in NLP for Minority and Historical Language

NUIG 110-19 Scientific Research Associate-Public Engagement

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a part-time (0.5 FTE), specified purpose maternity leave cover contract as Scientific Research Associate – Public Engagement at the SFI Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM), National University of Ireland, Galway. The position is available from 3rd August 2019 to 31st December 2019, to cover a period of maternity leave.  This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland.

 

Organisation:  The Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) is a national, SFI funded, €49.6m research centre that brings together researchers from NUI Galway, University College Dublin, Dublin City University, University of Limerick, University College Cork, Trinity College Dublin and Royal College of Surgeons Ireland. The prime objective for CÚRAM is to radically improve health outcomes for patients by developing innovative implantable ‘smart’ medical devices to treat major unmet medical needs. Implants will be designed and manufactured to respond to the body’s environment and to deliver therapeutic agents, such as drugs, exactly where needed. Cutting-edge science will develop devices using the very latest research from biomaterials, stem cells and drug delivery and the support of strong clinical collaborations, industry partners and hospital groups to enable rapid translation to the clinic.

 

Job Description:

The role of the Scientific Research Associate – Public Engagement is to promote and disseminate scientific research outputs arising from the CÚRAM research programme and to identify opportunities and make funding applications for the continued development of the programme.

 

Duties:

  • Promoting and disseminating results involved in the CÚRAM research programme including producing press releases, newsletters and participating in public engagement events
  • Organising Scientific / Strategic public engagement events to promote the CÚRAM scientific programme
  • Identify, develop and submit funding applications in the area of scientific public engagement
  • Assist in the preparation of periodic scientific and financial reports relating to the CÚRAM public engagement programme
  • Identify future grant application partners through the development of networks with academic, industry and community partner organisations

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • A MA/MSc qualification in Science Communication

  • Track record in a research and development environment, preferably Engineering or Biomedical Science

  • Experience in developing relationships with community groups

  • Track record in development of funding applications to national and international funders

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills

  • Experience managing large scale multi-partner grants

  • Event management experience

  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills

  • Experience with outreach events

 

 

 

 

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience supervising/mentoring university research students

  • Demonstrable knowledge of the suite of funding schemes in Horizon 2020.

 

Salary: €37,223 - €41,828 per annum, pro-rata for shorter/part-time contracts.

 

Start date: 3rd August 2019

 

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

 

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

 

For informal enquiries about this post please contact Dr Iain Shaw (iain.shaw@nuigalway.ie)

Closing Date: Friday, 28 Jun 2019

Application: NUIG 110-19 Scientic Research Associate

NUIG 120-19, Postdoctoral Researcher in Creative Cities (Galway European Capital of Culture) Moore Institute, NUI Galway

NUI Galway is working in partnership with Galway 2020 following the designation of Galway as European Capital of Culture (ECoC). A major part of this partnership includes the vital Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) dimension of the programme. This M&E process will establish an evidence base enabling an assessment of the benefits of the designation, as required by EU funding guidelines. This collaborative project will be instrumental in developing a deeper understanding of the contributions of the ECoC at both the local and European-level, and provide a means to assess the delivery of the designation’s objectives.

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed-term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher based in the Moore Institute.  The position is for 2.5 years/30 months and is available from August 2019. The suitable candidate will undertake key research under the direction of Prof. Daniel Carey (Director of the Moore Institute) in association with academic leaders in the University and within the 2020 team, focusing on monitoring and evaluation against an agreed set of aims, objectives and outcomes for Galway’s year as European Capital of Culture in 2020. These include measuring social and economic impacts against available baseline data and evaluating Galway 2020 activities undertaken in communities and with arts practitioners as part of the European Capital of Culture.

 

We are particularly interested in applications from the broad field of Cultural Geography and those already familiar with the transformative effects of culture-led development. The successful candidate will:

 

  • Help coordinate the university’s M&E activities related to the European Capital of Culture;
  • Work with colleagues to devise new M&E research that is relevant to European Commission evaluation reports;
  • Facilitate community outreach events that are related directly to M&E of Galway 2020 and its wider contexts;
  • Help lead and coordinate conferences and other key events connected with the ECoC and its legacy programme.

Closing Date: Friday, 28 Jun 2019

Application: NUIG 120-19, Postdoctoral Researcher, Moore Institute, NUI Galway

NUIG-111-19 Scientific Engagement Associate – Film Programme Manager

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a part-time (0.5 FTE), specified purpose maternity leave cover contract as Scientific Engagement Associate – Film Programme Manager at the SFI Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM), National University of Ireland, Galway.  The position is available from 3rd August 2019 to 31st December 2019, to cover a period of maternity leave.  This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland.

 

Organisation:  The Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) is a national, SFI funded, €49.6m research centre that brings together researchers from NUI Galway, University College Dublin, Dublin City University, University of Limerick, University College Cork, Trinity College Dublin and Royal College of Surgeons Ireland. The prime objective for CÚRAM is to radically improve health outcomes for patients by developing innovative implantable ‘smart’ medical devices to treat major unmet medical needs. Implants will be designed and manufactured to respond to the body’s environment and to deliver therapeutic agents, such as drugs, exactly where needed. Cutting-edge science will develop devices using the very latest research from biomaterials, stem cells and drug delivery and the support of strong clinical collaborations, industry partners and hospital groups to enable rapid translation to the clinic.

 

Job Description:

The role of the Scientific Engagement Associate – Film Programme Manager is to monitor and develop the current CÚRAM Scientific Documentary Programme which forms part of the CÚRAM public engagement pillar.  This will involve managing the current programme and developing its evaluation criteria and also identify and apply for further funding opportunities in this area

 

Duties:

  • General management and oversight of the current CÚRAM film making programme

  • Monitoring projects to ensure work is done to correct standard – quality control

  • Managing relationships and expectations with partners such as PPI Ignite, HRB CTNI and Galway Film Centre.

  • Evaluating events and initiatives

  • Evaluating the Science on Screen programme

  • Engaging and meeting with new partners and attending relevant conferences

  • Identifying future funding opportunity calls for the programme and developing and submitting relevant proposals

     

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • A MA/MSc qualification in Science Communication / Scientific Writing

  • Experience in developing funding applications to national and international funding agencies

  • Experience in developing relationships with community groups

  • Track record in developing and implementing evaluation criteria for public engagement initiatives

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills

  • Event management experience

  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills

  • Experience with outreach events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience supervising/mentoring university research students

  • Diploma or higher in film production

     

 

 

Salary: €37,323 - €41,828 per annum pro-rata for shorter/part-time contracts

 

Start date: 3rd August 2019

 

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

 

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

 

For informal enquiries about this post please contact Dr Iain Shaw (iain.shaw@nuigalway.ie)

 

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Dr Iain Shaw (curam@nuigalway.ie).

Please put reference number NUIG-111-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing Date: Friday, 28 Jun 2019

Application: NUIG-111-19 Scientific Engagement Associate – Film Programme Manager

NUIG 118-19, Postdoctoral Researcher, Advanced Analytics for Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing (AA-BTM). Nanoscale Biophotonics Laboratory, School of Chemistry

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a postdoctoral research scientist with the Nanoscale Biophotonics Laboratory (NBL) at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland under the Advanced Analytics for Biopharmaceutical Therapeutic Manufacture (AA-BTM) project, an investigator award to Prof. Alan G. Ryder.  The position is available from 06 August 2019 to 31 July 2020.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be based in the NBL (www.nuigalway.ie/nanoscale/) located in the School of Chemistry at NUIG. Ireland and work with researchers from both University and Industry collaborators to help develop and refine the use of polarized multidimensional fluorescence measurement-based methods for bioanalytical applications.  The long-term goal is to have these bioanalysis technologies to be incorporated in the next generation of analytical tools for biopharmaceutical manufacturing. 

 

Duties: The main duties of the post are to carry out novel research, assist with preparation of EU grant proposals, and to contribute to management of the NBL research team.  In particular, the successful candidates will be responsible for organizing and managing project research activities to yield high quality research publications and invention disclosures.  Specific duties include the following:

 

  • ·         Undertake protein biophysics and other experiments to validate analytical methods and instrumentation being developed under the AA-BTM project.
  • ·         Supervising relevant undergraduate and visiting student research projects from time to time as required.
  • ·         Assist in the mentoring/training of NBL PhD students with optical measurements including Raman spectroscopy.
  • ·         Deliver presentations and undertake outreach activities relevant to AA-BTM as required by the PI for the successful delivery of the project.
  • ·         Assist in the preparation of manuscripts for publication.
  • ·         Assist in the management of the NBL laboratory facilities.
  • ·         Prepare project reports as required by the funder SFI.
  • ·         Undertake any other activities relevant to the AA-BTM and EU proposal preparation as directed by the PI.

Qualifications/Skills required:

Candidates should have excellent communication and organizational skills; be highly motivated and passionate about analytical chemistry; and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills. The position requires communication with a wide range of audiences including academics, students, and pharmaceutical companies, thus excellent communication skills are mandatory.  The ideal candidate should have previous experience in analytical chemistry from both an academic and industrial perspective.

 Essential Requirements:

  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry or an equivalent discipline.  

  • Experience in Fluorescence and Raman spectroscopies.

  • Experience in multi-way chemometric data analysis.

  • Experience with undergraduate laboratory demonstration and project student mentoring.

  • Proven, first-author, publication record.  

  • Must have excellent English language communication skills (both written and oral).

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Protein biophysics using fluorescence-based techniques.

  • Industrial bioanalysis with focus on biopharmaceutical manufacturing. 

  • Experience with polarization-based measurements and optics.

     

Closing Date: Friday, 28 Jun 2019

Application: NUIG 118-19, Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Chemistry

NUIG 113-19 Research Assistant(Horticultural Engineering – Low Carbon Footprint Indoor Plant Growing Systems)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Research Assistant in the research lab of Prof. Charles Spillane within the Plant & AgriBiosciences Research Centre, Ryan Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

This position is funded by SEAI and is available immediately until October 2021.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will work in the inter-disciplinary research lab of Prof. Charles Spillane in the Plant & AgriBiosciences Research Centre, Ryan Institute at the National University of Ireland Galway. The Research Assistant will be a key researcher on a project to develop an energy generating greenhouse (contained plant) growing system for indoor growth of horticultural crops. The project is funded for three years by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). The recruited individual will need to have a strong knowledge of indoor growing horticultural systems and of engineering (e.g. mechanical, electrical, electronic) with the capability to build bespoke indoor plant growing systems that effectively integrate nutrient supply, LED lighting, renewable energy systems, insulation, ventilation systems and Internet of Things (IoT) enabled sensor systems to maximise high quality plant product output while reducing the footprint of the system. Some knowledge of Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and circular economy principles would be desirable, including a willingness to pursue research that is guided by LCA analysis.

 

Duties:

  • ·         The recruited candidate will work as part of an inter-disciplinary team on the project consisting of an inter-disciplinary Research Guidance Committee and a team of postgraduate students with complementary skills in plant sciences, horticulture, engineering and data analytics.
  • ·         The recruited candidate will be engaged in the research projects of all of the postgraduate students.
  • ·         The recruited candidate will assist in the day to day supervision of postgraduate students’ research.
  • ·         The recruited candidate will be responsible for monthly research progress reports towards the key performance indicators (KPIs) and milestones of the project.
  • ·         The recruited candidate will be responsible for coordination of the project on a day by day basis.
  • ·         The individual will work closely with Prof. Spillane and collaborators on development of a financing and commercialisation plan for a spin-out company arising from the research and development project. 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Degree or postgraduate qualification in engineering and horticulture (or equivalent combination of qualifications)
  • Prior research and development experience in engineering and horticulture
  • Multi-disciplinary skillset integrating engineering and horticulture
  • Willingness to engage in commercialisation process
  • Proven capability to build bespoke indoor horticultural systems

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Advanced knowledge across the following areas: horticulture, agri-engineering, mechanical engineering, lighting systems, energy systems, plant nutrient systems, insulation and ventilation systems and internet of things / sensors.
  • Advanced knowledge of Life Cycle Analysis and modelling of circular economy systems.

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €22,110-€24,106 per annum (Research Assistant Salary Scale)

 

Start date: Position is available immediately.

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.  

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

 

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

 

Further information about {school/centre} is available at https://www.nuigalway.ie/plant-and-agribiosciences/

 

NB: Gárda vetting is a requirement for this post (as appropriate to Child Protection Policy)

Closing Date: Friday, 28 Jun 2019

Application: NUIG-113-19 Research Assistant

NUIG117-19 Research Assistant – Anatomy

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time, fixed term position as a Research Assistant with Anatomy, School of Medicine at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is funded by NUIG and is available from 8 July 2019 to contract end date of 31 December 2019.

A call for one research assistant with six months funding is open in the research group of Professor Garry Duffy at NUI Galway.  This position is part of a large multidisciplinary project focused on new treatments for Type 1 diabetes.  We are currently at the preclinical stage of assessment of the Duffy lab technologies and we require the support of a research assistant to aid in the design, production and assessment of devices.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will provide research assistant support to the Duffy Lab as they assess the device/tissue interface of novel cell therapy reservoirs after implantation.

Duties:

  • ·         Work and collaborate in a team with broad expertise in areas associated with medical device development
  • ·         Contribute to the development of the device
  • ·         Manufacture and test devices
  • ·         Submit report and invention disclosure
  • ·         Carry out gross anatomical inspection of the device on explant
  • ·         Process samples for ex vivo CT and MRI
  • ·         Image using CT and MRI
  • ·         Analyse image data and correlate to histology
  • ·         Prepare histological samples for light, confocal and multi-photon microscopy
  • ·         Prepare design history files
  • ·         Develop SOPs and direction of use packs

  Qualifications/Skills required:

  • MSc in Biomedical Science
  • Experience in device design, manufacture, sterilization and reporting
  • Experience with whole tissue sampling and processing
  • Experience in preparing samples for CT and MRI
  • Image analysis tools experience including mimics
  • Histological experience

Essential Requirements:

  • MSc in Biomedical Science
  • Experience in device design, manufacture, sterilization and reporting
  • Experience with whole tissue sampling and processing
  • Experience in preparing samples for CT and MRI
  • Image analysis tools experience including mimics
  • Histological experience

  Desirable Requirements:

  • Statistical analysis experience

 Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 Salary: €22,110-€26,246 per annum (pro-rata - for part time or shorter contracts) 

 Start date: Position is available from 8 July 2019.

 Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.  

 Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

 For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

 Further information about Anatomical Research is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/anatomy/

Closing Date: Friday, 28 Jun 2019

Application: NUIG117-19 Research Assistant – Anatomy

PhD Studentship – Developing and Pilot testing

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time 4-year funded PhD studentship for a Structured PhD in Psychology on the topic of “Developing and Pilot testing Behavioural Interventions for Farm Machine Safety” in the School of Psychology at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

This position is part of the BeSafe: Behaviours for Safer Farming project funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Research Stimulus programme and is available from September 2019 to September 2023.

 

The Structured Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology (PhD) programme is a four year (full-time) postgraduate research degree that combines a PhD thesis with taught academic components and the development of a range of transferable skills.

 

The supervisors of the project are Dr Denis O’Hora (http://www.nuigalway.ie/our-research/people/psychology/denisohora/), Dr Jenny Mc Sharry (http://www.nuigalway.ie/our-research/people/psychology/jennymcsharry/) at NUI Galway and Dr David Meredith at Teagasc (https://www.teagasc.ie/contact/staff-directory/m/david-meredith/). 

 

The successful candidate will join the School of Psychology at a time of significant growth and development of research and PhD training in the School. S/He will be based in PhD office facilities in the recently completed School of Psychology building in the centre of the NUI Galway campus and will have access to state of the art research facilities including interview rooms and computer equipment during this project.   

 

Project Description:

The successful candidate will complete training in Psychology and research methods and complete a dissertation on the development and testing of behavioural Interventions for Farm Machine Safety. Within the PhD, the candidate will identify potential interventions through literature review and engagement with stakeholders and expert groups. Of these potential interventions, two will be adapted and developed for implementation with Irish farmers. These two interventions will then be piloted in small scale trials. Both qualitative and quantitative data will be captured throughout the process to inform development and assess implementation.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • 1st class or a 2:1 honours first degree in Psychology or a related subject
  • Training in and experience of qualitative or quantitative data analysis
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Highly motivated, with excellent organisational skills

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Masters degree or a minimum of 2 years relevant experience
  • Competence in both qualitative and quantitative data analysis
  • Excellence in qualitative or quantitative data analysis
  • Knowledge of Behaviour Change Techniques
  • Experience in systematic literature review
  • Experience in intervention implementation
  • Experience with farming or rural populations
  • Driving license

 

Scholarship Amount & Stipend: The award will be €24,000 per annum. This amount includes €18,250 per annum scholarship as well as payment of €5750 in fees to the host institution.       

 

Start date: Position is available from 1st of September, 2019.

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

 

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

 

NB: Gárda vetting is a requirement for this post.

 

Further information about the School of Psychology is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/psychology/ Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Denis O’Hora (denis.ohora@nuigalway.ie).

Closing Date: Wednesday, 03 Jul 2019

NUIG 121-19, Biomedical Engineer, Industry Co-Development of Cardiovascular Device, CÚRAM

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Biomedical Engineer with CÚRAM at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and Boston Scientific. The successful candidate will be a member of multi-disciplinary team who will work directly with industry and get a great opportunity for clinical immersion. The position is available from August 1st 2019 to contract end date of December 31, 2020

 Organisation: 

 The Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) is a national, SFI-funded, €49.6m research centre that brings together researchers from NUI Galway, University College Dublin, Dublin City University, University of Limerick, University College Cork, Trinity College Dublin, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland and Athlone Institute of Technology. The prime objective for CÚRAM is to radically improve health outcomes for patients by developing innovative implantable ‘smart’ medical devices to treat major unmet medical needs. Primary research themes for the centre include: 1. Design and manufacture of implants to respond to the body’s environment and to deliver therapeutic agents, such as drugs, exactly where needed. 2. Development of devices using the very latest research from biomaterials, stem cells and drug delivery. 3. Support of strong clinical collaborations, industry partners and hospital groups to enable rapid translation to the clinic. The centre includes almost 40 industry partners and supports product development and the creation of new spin-out companies.

The Industry Partner is one of the leading Medical Device companies in the world with a Research and Development team has invented breakthroughs that have improved millions of lives worldwide.

 Job Description:

 The successful candidate will work with Ms Niamh Hynes, an experienced Vascular Surgeon, Professor Abhay Pandit, our Industry Programme Team and other colleagues from CÚRAM to develop a prototype of a large bore femoral closure device. This device will be used as access for endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR), and transcatheter aortic valve repair (TAVR). Access for these life-saving procedures was initially achieved by surgical cut down of one or both groins, but with the growing need for minimal invasiveness, endovascular large-bore femoral closure devices (LBFCD) which allow for percutaneous access have emerged as an alternative to surgical cutdown. LBFCDs have the potential to reduce the need for surgical wounds, duration of surgery, the risk of wound complications, and the hospital length of stay, and thereby improve patient satisfaction. However, early studies have identified shortcomings with current devices, including a long learning curve for physicians; many exclusion criteria such as calcified arteries and morbid obesity and device failures that render them unreliable and inconsistent. This project offers an exciting potential to develop a LBFCD device that overcomes the limitations of currently available devices within a unique multi-disciplinary specialist environment that provides direct access to clinical expertise, industry prowess and biomedical and scientific excellence.

 The position will require an individual with sufficient expertise to undertake device design to an internationally high standard. The output from this research, in conjunction with complementary biomaterial development by a post-doctoral biomedical scientist at CÚRAM, will go to development of a prototype that will be suitable for testing in clinical trials.

The postdoctoral researcher will also participate in a range of activities locally, nationally and internationally, working together with CÚRAM staff across partner institutions and external partners. The role will require engagement with stakeholders using a variety of media and will involve travel. 

Closing Date: Friday, 28 Jun 2019

Application: NUIG 121-19, Biomedical Engineer,Industry Curam

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  • Marine Science, Energy and Environmental Science
  • Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy
    Humanities, in particular literature, Theatre and Irish Studies